I have read various inquiries about even using Windows 10. I'd like to try. Where can I find a download site to find v8? All the ones I try say 404, Not found. Can you give me a site that is currently working so I can install this? Thank you.
Installing TMG v8 on my new Windows 10 computer
Posted 23 August 2016 - 12:45 PM
I have version 8. I don't use it much anymore but here's the issue.
Earlier this year I upgraded to Windows 10. Now whenever I go into MG to enter a new person or event it won't let me. It says my trail version has expired and I must "buy" the full version which I have already done (long ago).
It then direct me to verifying my copy wherein I MUST enter my serial number EVERY TIME. This is a pain to do. My wife who is the computer person in the family thinks it is doing this because of Windows 10 since it never happened before.
Is there any way to correct this so MG 8 recognizes that I have bought it and not just the trial version while running on Windows 10 and let me enter data?
Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:54 PM
Unlock running normally (as Standard user).
Also, unlock 'as Administrator'.
Right-click on the TMG shortcut and select 'Run as administrator'.
Unlock TMG by entering your registration information and then exit TMG.
TMG should now run normally.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:57 PM
My laptop with TMG Gold UK version 8.04 is in the process of losing its hard drive which is apparently un-replaceable. I've bought a new computer but can't find any website for a download for the Gold UK 8.04 and am looking to find a way to be able to access my twelve years of research. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I would be most grateful.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:38 PM
There are a number of places where you can download the last version of TMG8, which by the way is 8.08, which is what you should be using. See, for example, my website.
See my Tutorials and Articles on using TMG at tmg.reigelridge.com
The Second Edition of my book, A Primer for The Master Genealogist, is still available. For more information see my website.
Posted 25 April 2017 - 06:43 PM
Thanks so much for the v8.08 link. I've downloaded 8.08 and imported my data and all looks good so far. Hopefully all will be well as I enter new data.
Your quick and useful support is greatly appreciated as I had been fearful that I wouldn't be able to continue with TMG (which for more than a decade I have found to be wonderful)!! Dianem
Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:16 PM
I have been using TMG 8.08 since 2016 with no problems with Win 10 until recently. My program has reverted to trial version. I have right clicked the icon and called up Run by Administrator. The registration form comes up and I fill in the information from a copy of printed screen showing the original info. Upon hitting the go button, immediately if not sooner the invalid message comes up. I have maybe 3000 names in 16 families that I can only look at, Any suggestions.
Posted 30 April 2017 - 06:54 AM
TMG should be unlocked two ways...
1) Unlock as standard user (i.e., running TMG normally).
2) TMG should also be unlocked running as administrator by right-clicking on the shortcut and selection 'Run as administrator'.
Posted 13 May 2017 - 06:19 AM
I think I'm in need of related help.
I've been away from my genealogy stuff for a long while and wanted to return... to discover that TMG is no longer....
I have a Windows 10 machine with version 8.04 installed. It __was__ unlocked and I still have the email with the details of my purchase and the serial code to unlock an upgrade from Gold v7 to Gold v8. But when I start up the program, it's asking me to unlock it and this code is not working! TMG 7 is still installed on the same machine, and it's unlocked, but it won't open my project due to the fact that it detects that my project was last modified by a more recent version.
Help? At the moment, I think all I want to do is to export to a GEDCOM so I can figure out what I'm going to do next...
Thanks in advance!
Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:33 AM
The project that you are trying to open with TMG7 has been opened with TMG8.
You have TMG8 registration information. The name, email address and registration code must be exactly as received in the registration email from Wholly Genes.
Did you read my response immediately before yours as to how to unlock TMG8?
If you want to move to another program, I can make you a v9.05 project and and make you a GEDCOM as well. The current versions of Family Historian, Legacy, and RootsMagic all support the direct import of a TMG v9.05 project and you want to use a direct import rather than using a GEDCOM.
btw... If you want to continue using TMG8, you need to update to v8.08. You can find a link to the installer on this site...
You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below...
Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:43 AM
Yep. I tried as both a regular user and doing "run as administrator". I'm using the exact info from the email with my registration info... name, email, code. No matter what, I get the same "Registration data is invalid" message.
Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:01 PM
Did you copy and paste the registration number? Often the registrtion number is short a character from one end or another and that causes it to fail.
Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:06 PM
Yep! But I think I found a workaround that suits my needs. I restored a backup into v7 and then exported that to GEDCOM. It's possible I lost a little bit of data - but if so, I have source records so I'm not going to worry too much about it.
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